“If your ducts look dirty, they probably are.”
Your dirty HVAC system should be inspected by Keck’s HVAC professionals.
Here are some other reasons why homeowners decide to have their air ducts cleaned.
Indoor Air Quality
Homeowners who are concerned about indoor air quality call us to ask about air duct cleaning. In a typical six-room home, you will create up to 40 pounds of dust annually, just through living your life. Your forced-air heating and cooling system is literally the lungs of your home. The system takes in air and breathes out air.
People unintentionally generate a large amount of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust, chemicals, cooking residue and more. These contaminants are pulled into your HVAC system and what isn’t caught in your filter can re-circulate 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the duct work.
Dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, school or workplace, but they may be a part of some larger health issues or they may be harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders or some environmental allergies.
The U.S. Department of Energy reports that 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminated duct work in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use, especially the return lines.
When your HVAC system is clean, it won’t need to work as hard or run as long to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used.
Call Keck Heating & AC today to schedule a duct cleaning.